Mario vs Wario Spikers Arena

The clever boffins over at Unseen 64 have managed to dig up some information on a cancelled Mario volleyball game that incorporated some of the elements of wrestling into the gameplay. Known as Super Mario Spikers, the game was set to be released on the Wii and was being developed by Next Level Games, who was responsible for the Mario Strikers series.

The game was set to follow on from Strikers' blend of sport and comic violence, but unfortunately never saw the light of day. According to one of the sources Unseen 64 was able to quote, the game went against the company's code of honour.

Two of Mario's proposed costume designs

You can see a video below that explains what may have been. Are you disappointed by the cancellation of this title, or is it no great loss to the Nintendo library? Let us know in the comments section!